Falafel was rescued on 11th March 2021
Falafel, 12 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued from Polzeath by marine mammal medics from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).

The pup was taken to one of the BDMLR´s holding facilities and stayed overnight until a pen became available the next day on 12th March 2021 at the Sanctuary´s seal hospital.

Update - 11th April 2021 : As you can see from this photo of Falafel taken on 9th April 2021, she is now in the outside nursery pool number 2 for her next stage of rehabilitation.
Falafel
Falafel Update - 19th April 2021 : Falafel is currently in the outside nursery pool 2 with another rescued seal pup named Croissant.

Click here to see a larger version of this and a further photo which were taken on 17th April 2021.

Her flipper ID tag number is SL142 (green).
Update - 16th May 2021 : Falafel is in the rehabilitation pool, she is more or less ready to be released back into the wild soon after she has put on a few more kilos.

Click here to see a larger version of this and a further photo which were taken on 15th May 2021.
Falafel
Seal Release - 26th May 2021 Update : 31st May 2021 - Falafel along with Croissant, Charsiu, Dosa, Bratwurst, Jammie Dodgers and Yoghurt have completed their rehabilitation and the time came for them to be released back into the wild from Dollar Cove on 26th May 2021.

Click here to watch a short video of the seal release.


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